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New Music from Hand Painted Swinger

Twangy/alt-country type guitars set against a swing/shuffle riddims equals Hand Painted Swinger’s new single, “Medicine Cabinet.” It’s cow-punk gone wild!

Click the play button below to check it out here, catch it as part of the global broadcast or, better yet, pick it up on iTunes!

listen now: Medicine Cabinet

get it now on: [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/medicine-cabinet/id441970008?uo=4″ title=”HPS on iTunes!”]

 

– Drago

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The Thumbs Up For March

The votes have been tallied and the choice of the people…err the Froglix Faithful anyway…is quite clear.  The top 10 artists as selected by the listeners for March 2010 are (insert drum roll here)…

Diversifyd
Tenpenny Joke

The Sky Life

Everything Zen

Ring of Truth

Black Knight

Hand Painted Swinger

Killer Godzilla

Rude City Riot

The Exits

– Drago

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Hand Painted Swinger

Hand Painted Swinger - Speed Humpgenre: alternative | modern rock
label: unsigned
listen now…
Magic Potion
Katie 180
Sweet Addiction

Froglix welcomes modern rock aficionados, Hand Painted Swinger to the broadcast with selections from their album Speed Hump.  Interestingly enough, I was first introduced to the founding members of HPS many moons ago while working as a bouncer at a bar just outside of Washington, DC.  At the time, Jim Higley (vox/guitar), Billy Plank (drums/vocals), and Bob Sellhouse (guitar/vocals) were performing as part of a top flight cover band called the PestStrips.  Eventually, after a very successful run which earned them a number of accolades from the mid-Atlantic music community, they disbanded to pursue other opportunities and passions.  The three amigos reunited after a brief hiatus and began writing and recording new material as HPS.  The end result is a carefully crafted sound that pulls from a wide range of musical influences.  Higley’s crisp, clear vocals resonate beautifully as they illuminate well-written lyrics that draw upon a bevy of life experiences that just about anyone can relate to.  Plank, Sellhouse, and bassist Chris Sussman provide a backdrop of melodies, harmonies, and hooks that glue it all together.  Hand Painted Swinger is in a good place with their music because they know who they are and, more importantly, what they want to be as a band.   It is that confidence that insulates them from the noise and quiets the din that negatively impacts so many musicians trying to become the next “big thing”.  HPS is focused on writing and performing real, honest music and, from the sounds of it, they have succeeded.

-Drago

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OuterSound :: November 2009

OuterSound Indie Music Podcast

Check out the November edition of the OuterSound Indie Music Podcast.  You can play/download it here or check us out on iTunes.  In this month’s episode, we are featuring tracks from:

Everything Zen
Capelle
Hand Painted Swinger
Monty
Oliver Benjamin Thayer
Vinny Piana
SoulSilens
Twisterbait
Sexstone

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